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On August 26, Snapchat released Lens Studio 2.1, which included the addition of 14 new landmarks and six new lens templates. They’ve also published an interactive tour of 2.1 to make it easier than ever to learn how to use the toolset.
Here are descriptions of the six new lens templates:
- Skeletal: No bones about it, it’s here! Track 2D images to necks, shoulders, and elbows to create sweet joint collabs!
- Face In Video: Track that pretty face onto a video!
- Hair Color: New hair who dis? Switch things up with fresh tones from root and tip!
- Makeup: Put your face on the easy way with AR lip gloss, blush, eyeshadow and more.
- Countdown: Ready, set, customize! Create Lenses that count down to specific dates and add celebratory 3D hats and glasses.
- Portrait Particles: Jazz things up with customized particles that segment behind the user’s head – Decorate with headers, footers, and post-effects.
The update also includes 14 new landmarks, which is a feature Snapchat released in April 2019 that allows creators to make unique lens experiences at select locations around the world. Upon Landmarkers’ release, those select locations included AR filters for the following places:
- U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
- Flatiron Building in New York City
- TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles
- Buckingham Palace in London
- Eiffel Tower in Paris.
New landmarks released in 2.1 more than double the available locations, and include the following places:
- Arc de Triomphe in Paris
- Astronomical Clock in Prague
- Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
- El Castillo in Chichen Itza, Mexico
- Galata Tower in Istanbul
- Gateway of India in Mumbai
- Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy
- Natural History Museum in London
- Neues Rathaus in Munich, Germany
- Qasr Al-Farid in Mada’in Saleh, Saudi Arabia
- Great Sphinx of Giza in Giza, Egypt
- Statue of Liberty in New York City
- Taj Mahal in Agra, India
- Tower Bridge in London
Version 2.1 also includes several updates to the app’s user interface. Lens Studio 2.1 is free to download now on PC and Mac over at ensstudio.snapchat.com.